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. she answered the phone where the dj's called. one of the most famous actors in france will be giving up his citizenship and moving to belgium. gerard depradieu is leaving. we have the story. >> he is one of france's most affable movie stars. gerard is bidding adieu his country and moving to belgium to avoid the new taxes on the rich. in a letter to the newspaper he said the loss straw was "bathetic" the french prime minister. it-- "pathetic." e says i'm leaving because talent and success must be punished. this is his new home, just over the french border. he has already met the mayor. >> i think he is being seduced by the rust side of our village, the warmth of our people. we're the belgian version of the northern france, tranquillity, a little restaurants, local shops. >> and the belgians do not pay a wealth tax. hollande is taxing the wealthy more trying to bring down a ballooning deficit. they could be paying more on their assets. >> is taking advantage of the system. if we could do the same, we certainly would. >> others are making money and a sitting at home. i completely agree.
to open a new chapter in relations. but for that to happen, france first needs to apologize. >> we want him to make a step, a concrete step towards repentance. there is no more hatred anymore. algeria is virgin territory industrially. today, france sees a chance to strengthen its economic ties with algeria because the stakes are so high at the moment. >> more than 3 million people of algerian origin live in france. many have dual citizenship. they make regular trips across the mediterranean, their cars piled high with goods bought in french shops. about halfway between paris and algiers, this gives a sense of how close the countries are, but the relationship between them is complicated. the french occupied algeria 132 years. for them, it was more than a colony. they considered algeria to be part of france. the war for independence was long and bloody. more than 1 million people were killed, both algerians and french. this person was born in algeria. so was his father, grandfather, and his great-grandfather. he and his family fled as refugees in 1962. he says the french built by jerry it
france and the united states to help repel rebels advancing from the north. fighters began their counters last week. but france already has 200 troops in the country. but it's refusing to use them to help the government. >> people there are calling for help. they want france to intervene, demonstrating outside the embassy. but no one can step in. >> generally speaking, ifer there, it's not to protect a regime but to protect our citizens and our interests. the rebels call themselves the coalition. they once belonged to armed groups that signed a peace accord in april 27, in exchange for financial support. five years later, the firefighters say the government has not honored the due they have been marriaging towards the capital to meet their demands. >> the situation is calm because we've been through this cycle several times before. >> the firefighters have advanced rapidly since launching the current offensive on december the 10th. they've captured four capitals, including the mining hub and just on tuesday the western town. they're reportedly close to the capital city. fearing an all-out
demanding that the rebel alliance and hostilities and calling on france to deploy forces to defend them. they fear the capital could fall within days. 600,000 people live in the capital and they are vulnerable. >> we have suffered a lot because of the war. the people have suffered a lot and seen many atrocities. >> i'm scared of war. nobody wishes for war in any country. everybody wants peace rather than war. >> the regional neighbors agreed on friday to dispatch a contingent of soldiers to intervene in the fighting. representatives from the 10- nation economic committee of central african states were not able to say how many troops would be deployed or when it would be sent, but diplomats agreed that time was running short. >> we want to go quickly but also correctly. because of that, we have met the rebel movement and the general also spoke to the army coalition to make sure that things go well and fast. >> the french president pled for international help from his colonial masters in france. the government forces in paris insist they are in the country to protect french interests and
from france. the french president addressed the parliament a few hours ago. this was how the president responded to date. >> i recognize the suffering here that colonization inflicted on the algerian people. amongst these sufferings, there was a massacre in other places o f algeria. these are in the minds of the people but also of the french people. >> following that speech for us was our correspondent who explains now why president hollande avoided a more specific apology. >> it seems as though he is taking the route of truth than apologies or using the word sorry, because that would be very difficult for french people to swallow because after all suffering. these were people whose parents, grandparents, and great grandparents were born in algeria. president hollande would have alienated all those people and not done justice to their memories or their suffering if he came out with a one-sided apology. what he did do was in clear, unequivocal terms acknowledging the crimes of the past. >> it is about as gloomy as a prediction that could have been made about syria. >> we do not see any
france's foreign minister calls time. japan's conservative party returns to power crushing its opponents. and the web site which reveals just how heavily london was bombed in world war ii. thank you for joining us. heavily-armed police have evacuated a church where mourners had gathered in at the wake of the u.s. school shooting. president barack obama is preparing to travel to midtown -- to newtown to console the families of the victims that include 20 children. john, what do we actually know right now about this threat? >> i am not sure that i would make all that much of it. i am afraid to say that bomb threats are a way of life in this country when there is a major and national story on. people tend to take it upon themselves to do this kind of thing. nonetheless, this is the catholic church behind me and there was a service going on on sunday morning when the world's media count out outside, including al jazeera english, so people running out looking quite frightened. we're told there was a bomb threat. we have pictures of this. you can see from these pictures the police an
but not necessarily using that word, sorry. there is lots of interest. there is the business relationships. france is the biggest foreign investor in algeria. francois hollande's claims france has created hundreds of thousands of jobs there, so it could be mutually beneficial for friends. there is a market for its products. also the creation of jobs, very important for a growing population. >> hundreds of people have paid their respects at a funeral for a health-care worker. they have since been suspended, but local health workers are considering vaccination's under police protection. police say a woman who was a gang rape on a bus is in critical but stable condition. the campaign is demanding a review of rape laws. the government says it will create five new courts to speed up prosecution. police have arrested five suspects and are looking for a sixth. in sri lanka, three days of deadly rains have caused landslides. at least 25 people have been killed, but the worst may not be over. >> he is lucky to be alive. his family escaped the dilution of mud that rolled down the mountain. >> of about 4:00
as fans -- why is france saying goodbye to one of its most famous actors? ♪ >> hello, again. welcome back to your international weather forecast. bolivia, peru, we are expecting heavy rain. the mountains really enhance all that rain. this is what the forecast looks like as we move towards monday. we expect to see more rain across the region. temperatures staying at about 14 degrees. down here a couple of light showers, expect about 26 degrees. still looking nice across the caribbean, the islands will see sun for the next couple of days. in terms of temperature this is what it looks like. but over towards montego bay we expect to stay steadily drive. a high temperature in nassau. in the southeastern part of the united states we are expecting quite a bit of weather over the next couple of days. all of the clouds are right here. as we go toward monday you will see heavy rain showers here across atlanta. about 14 degrees in new york. temperatures hello? >> here is a recap of the top stories on al-jazeera. a church that the president -- that president obama was due to speak at has been evacuat
in across the uk, down into much of france. flooding is likely. it should be fine across much of the iberian peninsula, 15 degrees expected in madrid. further east, this extends through north africa, so for both tripoli and benghazi, it will be cloudy, the chance of some showers. 19 degrees in cairo as a maximum. along the coast, for the west, whitely dryer -- likely dryer. solutions for america, friday, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific. >> hello again. top stories on al jazeera, at least 30 people have been killed in southeastern kenya. the deaths in the delta region have been blamed on fighting between the orma and pokomo tribes. the first round of the draft for the egyptian constitution is planned for friday. u.s. president barack obama says he will work with congress to avert spending cuts and tax hikes in the new year. where republicans budget bill to avert the -- a republican budget bill to avert hit the fiscal cliff was killed in the house. 20 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides in sri lanka. 14 people are missing. tens of thousands of people have been affected.
, to struggle against the oppression of my people and to struggle against the racism. >> france is seen 19th consecutive rise of consecutiveto 3.1 million people -- consecutive rise in unemployment to 3.1 million people. >> times are tough on the french high street, which means second- hand stores are doing good business. many shoppers came here to buy their christmas presents. now that the holiday is over, the trade is in the opposite direction. >> i have been waiting for people to bring back their christmas present. >> the manager is preparing for a busy few days as people discover they received gifts they do not want or brought -- bought things that cannot afford. >> we have to explain to people we can't give full price for the items they bring in. the shop has to provide. we try to make just a small margin on new goods. >> it is an expensive time of year. the school holidays have another week to one, and keeping children occupied can be a costly business. many families can't afford to take them ice skating or to the theater. at times when people are tightening their belts, it is the litt
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